DOL Seeks Feedback on Brokerage Windows in 401(k)s
The range of investments available in the "window" and how much disclosure workers get about them are some of the questions DOL wants answered.
White House Getting Involved With DOL Fiduciary Redraft
The White House’s National Economic Council will be performing “industry outreach” regarding the DOL's fiduciary redraft, according to industry officials.
DOL Fiduciary Rule in 2016?
It may be 2016 before a new rule is in effect, and even that’s a long shot, says Groom Law Group's Steve Saxon.
DOL to Delay Fiduciary Redraft Release Until January
Labor Secretary Perez told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that the redrafting of the fiduciary proposal “has been slowed down at my direction significantly.”
DOL Fiduciary Redraft Would Kill Many Small-Biz Retirement Plans: Survey
Thirty percent of small businesses say it's “at least somewhat likely” they will eliminate employee retirement plans under DOL's proposal, a Greenwald survey found.
Lawmakers’ Prodding of SEC, DOL Fiduciary Collaboration a ‘Tactic,’ Consumer Groups Say
Lawmakers want SEC to go first on fiduciary because BDs and insurers expect to find the commission's rule more favorable, suggests CFA's Barbara Roper.
Skip Schweiss, TDA’s Advisor Sage: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Skip Schweiss has worked with advisors for 25 years. He understands their animus toward regulation, but says there’s a much bigger threat on the horizon.
Thomas Perez, DOL’s Cautious Fiduciary Advocate: The 2014 IA 25 Profile
Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is being credited with re-energizing the DOL’s bid to amend the definition of fiduciary under ERISA. But he's proceeding carefully.
Fiduciary Debate Turns to Impact on Investors
The latest debate over whether the SEC and the Department of Labor should issue fiduciary rules this year recently turned to whether investors could be harmed by DOL's rulemaking, or harmed by the lack of such a rulemaking by the SEC.
DOL Fiduciary Plan Could Hurt Workers Changing Jobs: Study
The DOL fiduciary proposal could lead more workers, particularly lower earners, to cash out their retirement plans by barring them from advice, Quantria Strategies says.